How to Buy Network-Attached Storage (NAS) #nas #device #with #cloud #backup


How to Buy Network-Attached Storage (NAS)

At its most basic, a NAS is used largely for storage and sharing files across a network, but the newest devices can do so much more. We help you understand what to look for when shopping for network-attached storage.

A network-attached storage (NAS) device is primarily a centralized repository for data. It differs from a direct-attached storage (DAS) device in that instead of attaching directly to a computer, it attaches to (you guessed it) a network. Most NASes are used largely for storage and for sharing files across a network, but the newest NASes can do so much more. In fact, they can do so many things that shopping for one can be confusing. Here’s what you need to know when selecting network-attached storage.

A NAS is a server. Most NASes can be used as multimedia servers, as most support the UPnP and DLNA protocols. These protocols are for sharing and streaming multimedia files to devices such as gaming consoles, tablets, and phones on a network. NASes are also multifaceted devices that can often be configured as FTP, Web, e-mail, and print servers.

NAS Capacity
The main purpose of a NAS is to provide centralized, shared storage. Most consumer and small business NASes support SATA drives, but there are a few models out there that support SSD drives. It’s not unusual to see NASes for home users support up to 8TB storage capacity. Business-class NAS boxes typically scale even higher, with some offering petabytes of capacity.

NASes targeted for home users and small to mid-size business often have expandable capacity through USB ports to which users can connect direct-attached storage devices or though iSCSI support. The QNAP TurboNAS TS-470 . for example, not only has USB ports for expansion, but it also has built-in iSCSI support for creating virtual drives for even more storage.

Network Connectivity
Most current NAS devices have wired Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. Many business-class offerings have two or more Gigabit ports for Port Trunking, which provides connection redundancy if one port fails. Multiple Ethernet ports can also be link aggregated, combining the link speeds of the ports and thereby increasing network throughput.

NAS devices that are wirelessly accessible are still somewhat rare. The best we’ve looked at so far is Synology’s DS213air . For now, when you are working with large files wirelessly, you’ll likely experience more latency issues than with NASes connected over the wire. Still, more vendors are beginning to offer dongles for connecting wirelessly.

Measuring NAS Performance
Like PCs, NAS units perform better with improved processors and increased memory. Similarly, the better the processor and the more installed memory, the higher the price. One of the fastest performing NASes we’ve tested is ixSystems’ FreeNAS Mini . This device owes its superior performance to its Intel Core i3 processor and 8GB of RAM.

If you know your NAS will be handling a lot of I/O operations (such as users saving and retrieving high volumes of data on a regular basis) it pays to go with a NAS that has a nimble processor and to max out the memory. Most SMB NASes ship with Atom or Intel processors, while more inexpensive devices for home often use Marvell chips.

Backup and Recovery
The data you store is only as good as your last good backup. Higher-end NAS products often have sophisticated management options to configure redundancy (RAID ), as well as some sort of built-in monitoring system that can alert you of impending drive failure and other problems. If your data is mission critical, these are the kinds of features you’ll want.

Another important consideration in NAS disaster recovery is hot-swappable drives. Many newer HDD-based drives will allow you to “hot-swap” a dying disk drive with a new drive, without having to power the NAS down. Many NAS devices with this capability are aimed at businesses. The DroboPro FS is an example of a hot-swappable NAS.

Some NAS vendors are starting to use the cloud as a backup platform for a local, physical NAS. In this scenario, the data on the NAS is mirrored to a server in the cloud. Many NAS vendors partner with hosted providers such as ElephantDrive or Amazon S3. This type of solution is often known as a hybrid backup solution, and it gives you the best of both worlds, as data is stored in two separate locations. Having data reside in the cloud also provides a way to perform a restore in the event of disk failure in the local hardware.

NAS devices often can also back up their own settings and configurations. This is especially important in a business setting, where specific configurations may be required. If the NAS gets hosed, it can be pain to have to recreate all those settings again.

Remote Access and Personal Clouds
NAS devices aren’t just for local access either. Many NASes devices ship with remote access capabilities for managing the device and access the data on it. Cloud services are also useful for sharing content with friends and family, no matter where they are located. Western Digital’s My Cloud personal cloud service is one example.

NAS Security
Security is always a concern, whether it’s for home hardware or business networks. Many of the NAS devices we’ve reviewed support file encryption. Many also offer a variety of security controls to protect the NAS from intruders with firewall-like access protection. For example, business NAS devices often have physical security, such as locked enclosures or Kensington Security Locks (or K-Slots), which tether the NAS to a wall or desk. The QNAP TS-259 is one example of a NAS that has K-Slots on its chassis.

Finally, all NASes have user accounts and authentication methods requiring a username and password to access the device.

Which NAS Is Right for You?
There are many varieties of use cases for NAS products. Luckily, there’s a wide range of devices available and many of them are configurable as well, which lets you further tailor a solution for your specific needs. Whether it’s for home or a business, security, capacity, backup, and file compatibility should be key factors in determining which NAS you choose. The other features are mainly extras, which will be of greater or lesser importance depending on your particular needs.

Check out the 10 Best NAS Devices for the top-rated models we’ve tested.

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Cloud computing and the rise of big data #big #data #and #cloud #computing


Cloud computing and the rise of big data

Cloud computing democratizes big data – any enterprise can now work with unstructured data at a huge scale.

At first glance, it isn’t obvious why the unstructured data methods of the new big data world are even necessary. Even if new methods bring new business value, why not stay on-premise? Why bother with cloud databases ?

The big data label

Big data is one of those new, shiny labels, like SDN. DevOps and cloud computing. that is both hard to ignore and hard to understand. There is no single “big data” type – it is a collective label stuck on unstructured data, the technology stack it inhabits, and the new business processes that are growing up around it.

For instance, the discipline of big data analytics is about getting business value out of large data sets. Data scientists work with resources and processes to turn data into useful information. The classic RDBMS (Relational DataBase Management System) can handle a lot of data, and has been doing so for decades. Why can’t a data scientist stick with structured data in an RDBMS? Which is best – RDBMS or NoSQL.

Structured or unstructured data?

The technical stack an enterprise chooses is dictated by the type of data they need to store, and the type of data is dictated by business requirements.

The RDBMS is good for managing structured, highly relational data and will continue to be the software of choice for many requirements.

For the growing amount of unstructured data produced by social media, sensor networks, and federated analytics data-and for constantly changing data that needs to be replicated to other operating sites or mobile workers-NoSQL technologies better fit those use-cases. Unstructured data can be terabytes or even petabytes in size.

On-premise relational technology stack

The RDBMS is the type of storage software that has been dominant for decades. All data in an RDBMS is structured – clean, ordered and easy to understand. That makes it good for some work but bad at others. RDBMS products are also well known; a generation of DB administrators is experienced in RDBMS care and feeding.

One big problem with an RDBMS is when it gets too busy. When the quantity of data starts filling up the disk, and the queries are thrashing the CPU and the result sets choke the RAM, more resources are required to keep the DBMS working. There is only one way to scale, and that’s “up.” Scaling out doesn’t work because a relational database service only has one front door. And the only way to scale up is to buy a bigger box.

Scaling up does not cure RDBMS problems. Even the biggest computer, with its huge IT budget-gobbling price tag, only solves the resource problem. The IT department still has to solve other problems like HA fail-over, disaster recovery and storing data where it’s needed.

If the infrastructure is on-premise, there are traditional problems to overcome. Managing on-premise RDBMS is expensive and time consuming. An on-premise MySQL. Oracle or SQLServer database service is propped up by an overloaded IT department with a queue of work and inflexible hardware. If an enterprise rents Microsoft Azure Database. Google Cloud SQL or Amazon RDS these infrastructure headaches go away.

A big data cloud: New solutions, new headaches

In theory, managing cloud-based big data is cost-effective, scalable, and fast to build. Unfortunately, it’s not all good news.

DB administrators don’t have an easy ride. The NoSQL databases that have appeared in the last few years, with their key-value pairs, document stores, and missing schemas, don’t look like the relational databases they are slowly replacing. Also, the new rivers of data are difficult to capture, store, process, report on, and archive.

It’s not so bad for system administrators. If they run a private cloud, the new unstructured data technology stack of hardware and software looks like the old structured data stack – IaaS at the bottom, a database service in the middle, and applications on top delivering the business value. If they manage public cloud services, they don’t have to touch the lower layers of the technology stack.

Sticking data in Windows Azure Tables. Amazon SimpleDB. or MongoDB is just the start of the data science required to make the most of big data. There is plenty of business partnering, re-skilling and other attitude adjustment to take care of.

About Nick Hardiman

Nick Hardiman builds and maintains the infrastructure required to run Internet services. Nick deals with the lower layers of the Internet – the machines, networks, operating systems, and applications. Nick’s job stops there, and he hands over to the.

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Nick Hardiman builds and maintains the infrastructure required to run Internet services. Nick deals with the lower layers of the Internet – the machines, networks, operating systems, and applications. Nick’s job stops there, and he hands over to the designers and developers who build the top layer that customers use.

Cloud Contact Center Software #cloud #contact #center, #cloud #call #center


Cloud Contact Center Software


  • Delivered via the cloud as Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Easily add functionality as you need it
  • No need to buy, maintain or upgrade hardware
  • Pay only for what you use each month
  • Automatic software updates at least twice yearly
  • Support multiple contact centers, including at-home agents
  • 99.99% availability SLA

Our cloud contact center software helps contact centers increase market share and profitability. You ll get an award-winning cloud solution that doesn t require expensive hardware or software. Start with ACD and IVR, the building blocks of our platform, and add customer feedback, CRM/ CTI integration, dialers, quality management, workforce optimization and management, reporting and analytics.


Contact center management software delivered via the cloud as Software as a Service (SaaS)

Forget expensive, upfront investments in contact center solutions. Our platform runs in the cloud as Software as a Service (SaaS) which means reduced IT maintenance costs, no hardware or software investment, and the ability to scale service up or down as you need it.

Easily add functionality to the inContact Cloud Contact Center Platform as you need it

Multi-Channel ACD and Speech-Enabled IVR are the two building blocks of our cloud based contact center platform. Based on your needs, you can add CRM and CTI Integration, ECHO Customer Feedback, Predictive Dialer, Reporting & Analytics, Workforce Optimization, Quality Management, Workforce Management, Network Connectivity, and Disaster Recovery.

No need to buy, maintain, or upgrade hardware

Since our contact center application runs in the cloud, there’s no need to buy, maintain or upgrade hardware. Whether you have an outbound or inbound contact center, you’ll save on capital expenditures while reducing your IT maintenance costs.

Pay only for what you use each month

Our pay as you go billing model means you only pay for what you use. You can also scale our services up and down as needed which eliminates paying for unnecessary staff. Need quick scalability during the peak holiday season? With our cloud contact center software, you can increase and decrease agent seats seamlessly.

Automatic software updates at least twice yearly

No revolving upgrades- your contact center infrastructure is updated automatically at no cost to you. We take care of it, behind the scenes, as part of your subscription fee. With inContact’s cloud contact center platform, you can focus more on the business, while we focus on the software.

Easily support multiple contact centers, including at-home agents, located anywhere in the world

Get the most productive and cost-effective agent arrangement for your business. With our virtual contact center software, we support at-home agents, globally distributed workforces, and multi-site locations.

Cloud Computing with VMware Cloud Technology #cloud #computing, #what #is #cloud #computing, #cloud #technology, #vmware, #vm #ware


Unlock Greater Value from Cloud Computing

We are committed to helping you adopt a hybrid cloud strategy that drives digital business transformation. With the VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture, we are harnessing the power of clouds, making them ready for enterprise use cases by extending the capabilities of our private cloud technologies. So now you can run, manage, connect and secure your applications across multiple private and public clouds and devices – including apps running natively on the leading public clouds.

The VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture

See how VMware’s Cross-Cloud Architecture helps you avoid cloud silos, giving you both freedom and control in IT infrastructure.

The VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture supports IT’s adoption of public or private clouds without creating cloud silos.

This new architecture—delivered by VMware Cloud Foundation, new Cross-Cloud services that VMware is developing, and the vRealize cloud management platform —provide a control plane for common management, policies, networking, and security across private and public clouds. The VMware vRealize Suite cloud management platform and VMware NSX are also key components of the Cross-Cloud Architecture.

IT organizations can discover what services exist across different clouds, and enforce security and governance while efficiently managing costs.

The VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture enables businesses to more seamlessly build and operate cloud-native applications by managing the provisioning and Day 2 management of cloud-native cluster frameworks. Effectively, IT can provide these frameworks as services to their app teams on the cloud of their choice, with freedom and control.

VMware Cloud Foundation

Cloud Foundation is our new unified SDDC platform for private and public clouds. Simplify how IT stands up and maintains private and hybrid clouds while making them easier for developers to use for innovation.

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GOES-15, GOES-14, GOES-16 and G0ES-13 Visible images, with SPC storm reports plotted in red [click to play animation]

Severe thunderstorms developed over far northeastern Colorado late in the day on 02 August 2017, producing hail as large as 2.0 inches in diameter (SPC storm reports ). Since GOES-14 (which had been placed into on-orbit storage as a spare satellite) was briefly activated for testing and evaluation, it afforded the unusual opportunity to view these storms from 4 different GOES perspectives.

GOES-16 Visible (0.64 µm) Imagery from 1102-1327 UTC on 31 July 2017 (Click to animate)

GOES-16 data posted on this page are preliminary, non-operational and are undergoing testing

Tropical Storm Emily has formed in the eastern Gulf of Mexico on 31 July 2017, just to the west of Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida. Its presence is possibly related to the surface front that has sagged south into Florida over the weekend. (Sea Surface Temperatures in the area are very warm as well .) In the Visible (0.64 µm ) animation above (a slower animation is available here ), the curved bands of the low-level cloud field are noticeable just northwest of the large convective cluster near Tampa Bay. Clean Window (10.3 µm ) Infrared Imagery shows that offshore convection waned between 1100 and 1300 UTC, shifting to a location just south of Tampa. (Click here for a slower animation)

GOES-16 Clean Window Infrared (10.33 µm) Imagery from 1102-1327 UTC on 31 July 2017 (Click to animate)

About an hour after Emily made landfall, a toggle between Terra MODIS Visible (0.65 µm) and Infrared Window (11.0 µm) images, below, showed the compact cluster of deep convection cloud-top infrared brightness temperatures were as cold as -74º C just off the Florida coast.

Terra MODIS Visible (0.65 µm) and Infrared Window (11.0 µm) images (Click to enlarge)

* GOES-16 data posted on this page are preliminary, non-operational and are undergoing testing *

An aircraft dissipation trail formed over far southern Iowa during the late morning hours on 28 July 2017 which was seen on GOES-16 Red Visible (0.64 µm ), Near-Infrared Snow/Ice (1.61 µm ) and Shortwave Infrared (3.9) µm ) imagery(below) .

GOES-16 Red Visible (0.64 µm, tpo), Near-Infrared Snow/Ice (1.61 µm, middle) and Shortwave Infrared (3.9) µm, bottom) images [click to play animation]

As explained in this blog post . these types of cloud features are caused by aircraft either ascending or descending through a cloud layer composed of supercooled water droplets. Cooling from wake turbulence (reference ) and/or the particles from the jet engine exhaust acting as ice condensation nuclei then cause the small supercooled water droplets to change phase and transform into larger ice crystals (which often fall from the cloud layer, creating “fall streak holes “).

Therefore, the glaciated aircraft dissipation trail appears darker on the 1.61 µm snow/ice images (since ice is a strong absorber of radiation at that wavelength), and colder(brighter white) on the 3.9 µm shortwave infrared images.

GOES-16 Infrared Window (10.3 µm) images [click to play MP4 animation]

* GOES-16 data posted on this page are preliminary, non-operational and are undergoing testing *

During the week of 19 July 26 July 2017 . the Upper Midwest was affected by a number of strong to severe Mesoscale Convective System (MCS) events, as shown in an animation of GOES-16 Clean Infrared Window (10.3 µm ) images (above) .

At the beginning of that time period, a derecho moved across the region on 19 July producing widespread damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes (blog post ).

Following the derecho, a separate outbreak of thunderstorms exhibited well-defined enhanced-V storm top signatures in western Wisconsin(below) .

GOES-16 Infrared Window (10.3 µm) image [click to enlarge]

Another MCS produced tornadoes and damaging winds across eastern Iowa and northern Illinois on 21 July (SPC storm reports ) at one point a storm in northern Illinois exhibited a seldom-seen warm trench surrounding an overshooting top (below ).

GOES-16 Infrared Window (10.3 µm) image [click to enlarge]

Early in the day on 23 July, transverse banding a signature indicating the likelihood of high-altitude turbulence was seen around the northern periphery of an MCS that was centered in southern Illinois (below ).

GOES-16 Infrared Window (10.3 µm) image [click to enlarge]

A pattern of mesoscale banding was displayed by thunderstorms that produced localized 1-2 amounts of rainfall across southern Wisconsin on 26 July (below ).

GOES-16 Infrared Window (10.3 µm) image [click to enlarge]

Also noteworthy was the swath of very heavy rainfall during this 1-week period across eastern Iowa, far southwestern Wisconsin and northern Illinois(below), which was responsible for flash flooding in those areas.

7-day total precipitation, departure from normal and percent of normal [click to enlarge]

Urban Dictionary: b boy #bboy #cloud


The words Break Boy and Break Girl originated from the Bronx of New York. In the early 70 s Dj Kool Herc would play the breaks of songs. Meaning, he would only play parts of the songs where it was beat only, no lyrics. This would excite the people to dance. So in turn girls and guys who danced to these breaks were called Break Boy and Break Girl or B-Boy; B-Girl in short.
B-boying started with the James Brown s 1969 Get on the Good Foot . When on stage James Brown would dance around with such energy and almost acrobatic moves, many people began mimicking his moves, so they called it the Good Foot . The Good Foot was mainly dancing around that involved drops or spins on the floor. Thus, the beginning evolution of breaking.
During the 1970 s martial arts were also very popular, so B-Boys (for the most part) incorporated martial art stunts to wow the crowds. And today b-boying has evolved into a highly demanding dance physically and mentally. With massive b-boy dance competitions being held around the world, such as BOTY (Battle of the Year) in Germany and the FreeStyle Sessions.

It is important to know that the term b-boy cannot be used for an emcee, DJ or rapper. Only breakers can be called b-boys.

Also b-boys do not like to be called Break-dancers , as this was a term coined by the media in the 80 s, and is not a true hip-hop phrase. Break-dancers are dancers who have no style and show their powermoves to get props from people who have no idea about breaking.

B-boy Cloud has the Dopest Top-rock ever.

B-boy Benji has the illest powermove combos.

by enveoner January 24, 2005

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Popular to contrary belief, B-Boy was a phrase invented by the gay community as long ago as the 1960 s.
The saying B-Boy was slang for Bottom-Boy which was a discreat way of indicating someones sexuality (to the homosexual persuasion). Since the 60 s this slang term (ironicly) became known as break-boy for breakdancing, however, both meanings still exist.

I m meeting with a new B boy tonight to see if he s right for me

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– Break Boy. the true name for what the media called breakdancing . You men and women that got off to the break of a song

JoJo, Spy, Jimmy Dee, were Bboys from the original Rock Steady Crew.

by maze January 05, 2004

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your a b-boy and a butt pirate so you don t count

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bboy stands for break boy and is the only true dance of hip hop. The name was givin first by dj kool herc to his dancers at one of his famous parties. Break can stand for a few things. It can stand for when the dj played a song and extended the break for people to dance, and it can also stand for people trying to reach a breaking point in their dancing and trying to reach new limits. The media began to call it break dancing but that is not the correct name. Bboying started with top rocking and dancing at parties, then was taken to the floor by people like the nigga twins. Now over time it as progressed and become more acrobatic and has added new style. Bboying is an element of hip hop and is its own dance, but a lot of moves came from a variety of places including tap, jazz, gymnastics, capoeira, and yoga, and keeps on growing.

Look at all the bboys and bgirls.
I was bboying.

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Breakdancing, also known as breaking and b-boying.

B-boys do breakdancing.

by Wozza525 April 11, 2006

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a noun for a boy who has an erection but tries to hide it and pretends he doesn t have one.

girl: what are you doing?
boy: nothing (turns around)
girl: b-boy

by December 15, 2008

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How to install Nextcloud 12 on Ubuntu Server, ubuntu cloud server setup.#Ubuntu #cloud #server #setup


How to install Nextcloud 12 on Ubuntu Server

Nextcloud 12 has arrived with a host of changes and new features. Jack Wallen walks you through the process of installing the next iteration of this powerhouse cloud server on Ubuntu 16.04.

By Jack Wallen | May 31, 2017, 12:30 PM PST

Ubuntu cloud server setup

The latest release of the Nextcloud cloud server has been unleashed and it offers quite a lot in the way of improvements and new features (including some major improvements to the user interface). Some of the updates include:

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  • Easier sharing of the current folder
  • Ability to move files through the menu rather than drag and drop
  • Secure Drop: Unique public link shares to multiple users (each with their own settings, such as permissions, password protection, and expiration date
  • Real time communication and collaboration
  • Global Shares for users
  • Guest app (a perfect way to give a temporary and restricted access to a customer or a partner to shared data)
  • Excludedirs app (enables a specific folder pattern to be excluded from being indexed)
  • Quota Warning app
  • JSloader app (allows the administrator to include JavaScript into all Nextcloud pages)
  • Impersonate app (allows administrators to impersonate another user)

I want to walk you through the process of installing Nextcloud 12 on the Ubuntu Server 16.04 platform. I’ll assume this is a fresh install of both the operating system and the cloud server. With that said, let’s begin.

Installing the dependencies

Before we get to the process of installing Nextcloud we must install all of the necessary dependencies. To do this, open up a terminal window, and issue the following commands:

If you didn’t already have MySQL (or MariaDB) installed on the server, you will be prompted to add a root user password for the database server.

Create the database

Next we’re going to create the necessary database to create the database (and give it the correct permissions), do the following:

  1. Open up a terminal window
  2. Connect to the database with the command mysql -u -root -p
  3. When prompted, enter the MySQL root user password
  4. Create the database with the command CREATE DATABASE nextcloud;
  5. Give the root user permissions with the command GRANT ALL ON nextcloud.* to ‘root’@’localhost’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘PASSWORD’; Where PASSWORD is the MySQL root user password
  6. Flush the database privileges with the command FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
  7. Exit the database with the command exit;

Configure Apache

Now we must configure the Apache server. This is actually quite simple. Create the file /etc/apache2/sites-available/nextcloud.conf with the following contents:

Save and close that file. Now we need to link the /etc/apache2/sites-available/nextcloud.conf to /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/nextcloud.conf with the command:

The next stage of the Apache configuration is to enable a few modules. To do this, go back to your terminal window and issue the following commands:

NOTE: Depending upon your setup, some of the above modules will already be loaded.

Finally, let’s enable SSL with the commands:

Reload Apache with the command:

Download and extract the Nextcloud file

Now it’s time to download the Nextcloud file and extract it into the proper directory. Download the Nextcloud 12.0.0 file and save it in the /var/www directory. Extract the file with the command sudo unzip

The last step here is to give the newly-created directory the proper permissions. To do this, issue the following command:

Fire up the installer

Now it’s time to point your browser to http://SERVER_IP/nextcloud (Where SERVER_IP is the actual IP address of your Nextcloud server). You will be greeted by a window where you create an admin account and enter the necessary details for the database (Figure A).

The final step of the installation.

  • The database information was created earlier
  • The user will be root
  • The database name will be nextcloud
  • The password was chosen during the installation of the MySQL (or MariaDB) database

Other than that, leave the information as is. Click Install and the process will complete, landing you on your new Nextcloud instance.

Get to know the new Nextcloud

If you’ve used Nextcloud in the past, you’ll want to take the time to familiarize yourself with the new interface (there have been a number of changes). Other than gaining a modicum of familiarity, your Nextcloud cloud server is ready to go.

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Also see

  • Nextcloud ramps up to a global scalable solution (TechRepublic)
  • Nextcloud 12: A look at new features (TechRepublic)
  • How to add RainLoop Webmail to a Nextcloud server (TechRepublic)
  • How to connect your Nextcloud server to a federation (TechRepublic)
  • Nextcloud 12: The bigger, better, in-house small business cloud (ZDNet)

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Six reasons why cloud computing will transform the way banks serve clients – and the five hurdles to overcome – Banking Technology #why #cloud #computing #is #important


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Six reasons why cloud computing will transform the way banks serve clients – and the five hurdles to overcome

28 July, 2014 Written by Banking Tech

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Alastair Brown is head of eChannels at RBS global transaction services

The European Commission wants to bring down the barriers to cloud computing in a move that promises to revolutionise the way transaction banks can serve clients, writes Alastair Brown.

By providing near-unlimited hardware and software resources on an off-the-peg, pay-as-you-go basis over the internet, cloud computing drives down costs, enables innovation and creates the flexibility to respond to change.

Traditionally banks were reluctant to embrace such technologies, especially on security grounds. There are other challenges too, such as regulation and the potential complexity involved in managing many different suppliers spread all over the world.

But the past year has seen them taking a closer look as they start to fully understand the benefits it can bring and in response to growing use of the cloud by clients. Most companies believe it will play a central role in their future strategies, according to a survey from IBM. They are also demanding greater connectivity with their banks, a process eased by the cloud’s use of standard technologies.

The EC is also waking up to the possibilities. In a recent policy paper, the EC’s European Cloud Partnership spelt out the need to tackle issues around data, privacy security and legal differences across national boundaries. Its vision is to create a secure environment in which private and public sector organisations can use, buy and sell cloud services.

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing lets people use the internet to tap into hardware, software and a range of related services on demand from powerful computers usually based in remote locations.

Successfully enabling the widespread adoption of cloud computing could add €250 billion to European GDP by 2020, thanks to greater innovation and productivity, according to research conducted by International Data Corporation on behalf of the EC. Nearly four million new jobs could be created as a result.

This would amount to more than 3.8 million new jobs, although this number does not include jobs lost to cloud-related business reorganisations and productivity gains.

Cloud computing can help meet all these challenges. There are few areas of transaction banking it does not touch from cash management, trade and supply chain finance to payments, mobile banking and business analytics. The key to competitive advantage will lie in the know-how brought to bear on behalf of clients.

All this momentum is building at a time when banks are under increasing pressure to use their IT budgets more efficiently, while competition from non-bank payments providers is much tougher and the need to serve clients better is becoming more acute.

But it is not a technological Valhalla – there are disadvantages too.

Six big benefits of the cloud:

1. Cut costs: cloud computing means banks will not have to invest heavily in dedicated hardware, software and related manpower. It is much easier for them to update their IT infrastructure and the cloud’s modular, pay-on-demand model means they pay only for the hardware and software they need.

2. Improve flexibility and scalability: the cloud gives banks the ability to respond quickly to changing market, customer and technological needs. They can scale up and scale down technology according to requirement. The ability to respond quickly will be an important competitive edge.

3. Increase efficiency: banks will enjoy improved efficiency ratios and operating leverage. The standardisation inherent in the cloud could makes it easier to integrate new technologies and applications in the future. Because technology and business operations can be much more closely aligned, the cloud gives banks a golden opportunity to drive out complexity.

4. Serve clients faster: cloud computing makes new and bundled products and services easier to develop and launch, either on a stand-alone basis or in partnership. It eliminates procurement delays for hardware and software. Banks will be able to boost computing power to meet demand peaks and provide the latest treasury solutions without needing to worry about whether the technology is up to date. Corporates will be able to access bank systems using web browsers from anywhere at anytime.

5. Forge stronger client relationships: The combination of big data and potentially unlimited computing power will allow banks to develop systems capable of providing better insight into clients and make better decisions on their behalf. Services could become more customised.

6. Bring clients closer to their clients: transaction banking eases payments between buyers and sellers. At the moment the activities needed to process payments are inherently inefficient because they use different technology. But buyers and sellers could be brought together on shared applications in the cloud.

The five main challenges :

1. Security and compliance: maintain at all times the security of data. Banks need to demand stringent safety measures from suppliers and ensure new applications meet the latest and most rigorous security standards. Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are a must.

2. Reliability: ensure that applications and data are always available in the event of a natural disaster or an unpredictable event. Banks need to have stringent SLAs in place, complete with guarantees, end-game scenarios and remedies if a provider fails to meet service levels.

3. Cloud management: achieving visibility and measuring performance are harder to do, especially if, as seems likely, large banks will source cloud services from several providers and to use them for both internal – or private – and external, or public, services. This could result in a bank having to handle multiple security systems, and the need to ensure all parts of their business can communicate with each other and where necessary with clients. I

ncreased use of various technology infrastructures and a mix of different cloud environments internally and externally mean banks will need to develop fully-fledged cloud management platforms. They will be a necessity to ensure banks can fully realise the cost savings and flexibility benefits of cloud computing.

4. Interoperability: banks will need to ensure data and applications can be moved across cloud environments from a number of providers. They should look to develop a single interface and management layer that can work across different platforms internally and externally.

5. Regulation: the rules governing the cloud vary from country to country. Many countries’ data protection laws impose constraints on where data is kept, limiting take-up. This is why the EC’s move to regulate the cloud is welcome.

Article 50, triggered just nine months after Brexit was officially announced, will give the UK exactly two years to strike a deal with the EU concerning its departure from the economic and trading bloc. What will be the impact of the referendum on the square mile? Will it cease to be the major financial hub this side of the Atlantic?

There is no question that the commercial card sector is growing strongly. According to Research and Markets, the US commercial card market in particular is outstripping other B2B payment types. For banks and banking services providers, this presents a huge opportunity to grow revenues while improving customer experience – a vital component in customer retention and increased lifetime value.

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Both cloud computing and sustainability are emerging as trends in business and society. Most consumers, whether they are aware of it or not, are already heavy users of cloud-enabled services like email, social media, online gaming, and many mobile applications.

At the same time, sustainability continues to gain importance as a performance indicator for organizations and their IT departments. Corporate sustainability officers, regulators and other stakeholders have become increasingly focused on IT’s carbon footprint, and companies of all sizes are also placing more emphasis on developing long-term strategies to reduce their carbon footprint through more sustainable operations and products.

Is the cloud a “greener” computing alternative?

While cloud computing may not seem all that eco-friendly at first glance, a closer look reveals a number of benefits. A six-month study conducted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Northwestern University with funding from Google has found that moving common software applications used by 86 million U.S. workers to the cloud could save enough electricity annually to power Los Angeles for a year .

The report looks at 3 common business applications: email, CRM software and bundled productivity software (spreadsheets, file sharing, word processing, etc.). Moving these software applications from local computer systems to centralized cloud services could cut IT energy consumption by up to 87 percent. This is the amount of electricity used each year by all the homes, businesses and industry in Los Angeles.

Energy savings in the cloud

Moving to the cloud can mean big energy savings for an organization, both in direct power costs and indirect measures, such as the reduced need for shipping and manufacturing. Here are some of the ways that the cloud can help a company cut its carbon footprint down to size:

  • Fewer machines With the cloud, server utilization rates are typically 60-70%, while in many small business and corporate environments, utilization rates hover around 5 or 10%. As a result, shared data centers can employ fewer machines to get the same capacity.
  • Equipment efficiency Larger data centers often have the resources to allow them to upgrade to energy-saving equipment and building systems. Usually, this is not an option in smaller organizations where this efficiency is not the focus.
  • Consolidated climate control costs In order for a server to run at its peak performance, its temperature and humidity level must be carefully controlled, and cloud providers can use high density efficient layouts that are hard for in-house centers to replicate.
  • Dynamically allocated resources In-house data centers need extra servers to handle peak data loads, and cloud providers can dynamically allocate resources where necessary in order for fewer machines to sit idle.

Cloud computing has enormous potential to transform the world of IT: reducing costs, improving efficiency and business agility, and contributing to a more sustainable world. Do you use the cloud or other green technologies in your business?

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Top Ten Data Storage Trends that Emerged in 2014

Wow. What a difference a year makes. This time last year, the clamor around software defined storage (SDS) reached fever pitch, closely followed by what seemed like an unstoppable wave of flash deployments. Cloud computing was certainly mentioned, but it appeared to have subsided somewhat.

This year, however, the cloud has reasserted its dominance and it is SDS and flash that have accumulated far fewer mentions.

Here are the top data storage trends that emerged in 2014 according to our experts.

Cloud and More Cloud

The first trend is a no brainer cloud, cloud and more cloud. It s just getting too easy to dump a lot of storage on the cloud. And as more time passes, concerns about security, scalability, recoverability and data ownership are being addressed.

Individual usage of cloud-based storage services has grown exponentially; enterprises are also using cloud-based storage extensively which this will only increase the load put on the enterprise WAN and need it to be more agile instead of rigid, said Sonal Puri, CMO, Aryaka .

According to Chris Schin, Vice President of Products, there has been a broadening of backup toolkits for users and managed service providers offering backup and recovery services for SMBs.

“As more feature sets became available, many customers were looking for a vendor who could provide the entire spectrum of backup capabilities file systems, application, database, full server image and virtualization backups, as well as disaster recovery as a service offering in one solution, said Schin.

Fewer Backup Appliances

Schin noted that greater emphasis on using the cloud is being driven by the explosion of available bandwidth, in some cases up to 1 Gb for even smaller businesses. For instance, with a Gigabit connection twice the speed of USB 2.0, you can back up 50 Gb in under 10 minutes, 200 Gbs in less than half an hour and a full Terabyte in two and a half hours.

With the rise of Gigabit Internet service, the second trend we’re seeing is the end of backup appliances which were initially introduced to store data until it could make it through the pipe to the cloud, said Schin. As WAN speeds approach LAN speeds, there’s even less reason to spend thousands of dollars to purchase and maintain an appliance-based backup service.

Despite being a cloud vendor, Marc Crespi, CEO of OneCloud Software. is not a fan of backing up to the cloud as a sole means of disaster recovery except for small organizations. Instead, he has seen the cloud increasingly emerge as a home for failover capabilities as part of a disaster recovery (DR) strategy.

Using the cloud as a disaster recovery option for storage by enabling failover to the cloud as a secondary data center seems to be growing in popularity, said Crespi. This is evidenced by a number of companies who are now creating solutions that allow you to have disaster recovery for your storage in the cloud.

With the growing prevalence of the cloud, Crespi expects a blurring of the lines between on-premise and off-premise storage.

Vendors will continue to improve the technology so that it will be invisible to users and in some cases to administrators, whether their data is living on-premise or off-premise in the cloud, he said.

This blurring of the lines, could also lead to more consolidation and acquisitions.

Some younger innovative storage companies will get absorbed into the larger storage companies, and that level of innovation will continue to drive consolidation, said Crespi.

Storage Management Layer

Piyush Mehta, CEO, Data Dynamics. believes that the goliaths of the storage space (the likes of EMC, IBM and HP) may have become the victims of their own domination of the storage landscape. They have managed to keep competitors out, Mehta said, either through strategic acquisitions or raw muscle based on their size and scale.

Users have finally decided that they can no longer afford to pay for branded storage from the incumbents and it s time to look at buying a software management layer that manages heterogeneous storage via a self-service portal that is leveraged by the application teams, said Mehta. Instead of internal infrastructure teams buying the storage, we will increasingly see business units purchasing what they require.

Convergence is one of those trends that seem to come up every year. Yes, it is an ongoing aspect of the storage universe, but what makes it worth covering is that it is continually evolving from tape to disk, from DAS to SAN, from physical to virtual and more. Now it s going a step further with convergence of computing, networking and storage, and more.

Converge means hardware abstraction, software-defined storage and networking services, central orchestration, and geo-distributed architecture, which enable infrastructure to become an efficient, agile, elastic service for delivering the application workloads that a business depends on, said Memo Michailov, CEO of data center storage provider Sanbolic.

Scale Computing CEO Jeff Ready, takes this a stage further as in hyperconvergence. The market, he said, will stop worrying about speeds and feeds and start becoming much more focused on easier adoption to solve the problems of the business. Two years ago, everyone was concerned with spinning media versus flash, but today the focus is on what the business needs and how they can meet those needs.

Hyperconvergence is the way to go for most businesses, said Ready. IT staff now has more time to manage projects and spends less time rebooting physical servers. This is the direction we see the market moving toward.

Sukha Ghosh, Vice President of Engineering, StorTrends Division at American Megatrends. hailed the emergence of all-flash as a viable alternative to disk. With the advancement of technologies like data deduplication and compression, users can purchase less raw flash capacity but store a lot more data on the array. This allows for a lower upfront cost to the customer reducing the typical CAPEX investment for a storage array.

We saw more customers elect to implement hybrid and all-flash storage in 2014 over traditional spinning disk in 2014, said Ghosh. Its primary use was replacement of existing centralized storage for databases and applications such as SQL, MS Exchange, Oracle, SAP and others while also implementing new technology rollouts like VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure).

Software Defined Storage

Could there be a waning in the hype around Software Defined Storage (SDS)? Relatively few interviewees actually mentioned it this year, whereas almost all did last year. Everett Dolgner, Director of Storage and Replication Product Management, Silver Peak. said SDS has been growing in the virtual market, driven by the converged platform and hypervisor vendors.

Software defined storage will continue to grow in virtual environments, said Dolgner. As intelligence is added into the hypervisor, or a storage VM, more companies are going to leverage internal server storage and rely less on SAN and NAS for VM deployments.

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    ทีมงานบริษัท ไชโย โฮสติ้ง จำกัด เจ้าหน้าที่ ที่มีความเชี่ยวชาญในการให้บริการด้านต่างๆ ที่คอยให้บริการและดูแล.

    Our Partners
    พันธมิตรของบริษัท ไชโย โฮสติ้ง จำกัด มีทั้งส่วนของการพัฒนาซอฟต์แวร์, เว็บสำเร็จรูป, ระบบชำระเงินออนน์ รวมถึง.

    Our Clients
    ปัจจุบันเรามีลูกค้ามากกว่า 50,000 ราย โดยส่วนใหญ่เป็นบริษัทเอกชน และ องค์กรชั้นนำ เนื่องมาจาก คุณภาพ.

    Career Opportunities
    ร่วมงานกับเรา บริษัท ไชโย โฮสติ้ง จำกัด เปิดรับสมัครผู้ร่วมงานที่มีความรู้ความสามารถหลายตำแหน่ง

    Terms Of Service
    เงื่อนไขการใช้บริการ ผู้ใช้บริการรับทราบและยินยอมปฏิบัติตาม นโยบาย และ ข้อตกลง ในการให้บริการของ.

    Privacy Policy
    บริษัท ไชโย โฮสติ้ง จำกัด มีนโยบายในการคุ้มครองข้อมูลส่วนบุคคลของผู้ใช้บริการทุกท่าน เพื่อเป็นการสร้าง.

    Cloud Computing Options

    Business Apps #cloudhouse, #windows #10, #citrix #xenapp, #windows, #internet #explorer, #azure, #citrix #cloud


    Don’t let your apps hold you back!


    Risk and Compliance. High risk when unsupported systems fail; Software is no longer patched, therefore susceptible to newly detected security vulnerabilities; Potential of non-compliance with statutory audit bodies.

    Elevated Opex. Duplication of Citrix farms to deliver new and old applications to the same set of users; Requirement to purchase expensive, extended support contracts; Additional investment in technical staff to maintain old platforms.

    Downgraded User Experience – As compared to that which is received when using the latest, supported, software.


    Risk and Compliance. High risk when unsupported systems fail; Software is no longer patched, therefore susceptible to newly detected security vulnerabilities; Potential of non-compliance with statutory audit bodies.

    Elevated Opex. Duplication of Citrix farms to deliver new and old applications to the same set of users; Requirement to purchase expensive, extended support contracts; Additional investment in technical staff to maintain old platforms.

    Downgraded User Experience – As compared to that which is received when using the latest, supported, software.

    Cloud msp #cloud #msp


    Pairing Partner Services
    with Oracle s Leading Cloud Platform

    As part of the current industry trend toward datacenter transformation, many customers want to outsource their datacenters to public cloud. These customers are looking for partners who can help migrate, run and manage any workload in the cloud. The Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider (MSP) program identifies and recognizes partners who have skills, tools and processes to build, deploy, run, and manage Oracle and non-Oracle workloads on Oracle Cloud Platform.

    • Brochure: Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider Program
    • Brochure: Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider Value to Customers

    How Do I Become a Managed Service Provider?

    To participate in the program, partners must perform a sequence of activities summarized below.

    Meet OPN Membership Competency Requirements

    Partner must be a valid OPN member with an approved Cloud designation, and complete training and assessments outlined in the Oracle Cloud MSP Criteria Table. See details

    Complete Self-Assessment Technical Checklist

    Submit your completed Oracle Cloud MSP Self-Assessment Technical Checklist for Oracle validation and approval. See details

    Execute Agreements Begin to Transact

    Execute one of the following agreements to begin transacting: Managed Services Provider Amendment to the Oracle Cloud Services Agreement, or Managed Services Provider Schedule to the Oracle Cloud Services Addendum to the Oracle Master Distribution Agreement. See details

    Apply Utilize Your Benefits

    Partners may apply for the Oracle MSP Program after all criteria have been met. Once accepted into the program, refer to the benefits table to start taking advantage of key benefits and branding available.See details

    Complete 3rd Party Audit

    Upon approval of the technical checklist and securing Cloud MSP customers, your audit with an Oracle designated 3rd party may be scheduled. Once complete, a summary with outstanding actions will be provided, and the full audit report will be sent to Oracle for final review and approval. See details

    Meet Revenue Customer Audit Criteria During Momentum Period

    Oracle Cloud Managed Service Providers will have a 9 month momentum period to complete additional revenue, customer reference and audit criteria. See details

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    Cloud Computing from Salesforce.

    Here are cloud computing basics for those asking, What is cloud computing? Cloud computing is quickly replacing the traditional model of having software applications installed on on-premise hardware, from desktop computers to rooms full of servers, depending on the size of the business. With cloud computing, businesses access applications via the internet. It s called Software As A Service (or SaaS). Businesses are freed up from having to maintain or upgrade software and hardware. Just log on and get to work, from anywhere and, in many cases, any device. Salesforce is the leader in cloud computing, offering applications for all aspects of your business, including CRM, sales, ERP, customer service, marketing automation, business analytics, mobile application building, and much more. And it all works on the same, connected platform, drawing from the same customer data. So as opposed to working in silos, your entire company can work as one a team. And because it s all in cloud as opposed to being installed on-premise, even the largest, enterprise-wide deployments can happen in a fraction of the time of traditional deployments, which can take over a year.

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    Popular Searches

    Cloud computing

    Moving to the cloud. Running in the cloud. Stored in the cloud. Accessed from the cloud: these days is seems like everything is happening in the cloud . But what exactly is this nebulous concept?

    The short answer is that it’s somewhere at the other end of your internet connection a place where you can access apps and services, and where your data can be stored securely. The cloud is a big deal for three reasons:

    • It doesn’t need any effort on your part to maintain or manage it.
    • It’s effectively infinite in size, so you don’t need to worry about it running out of capacity.
    • You can access cloud-based applications and services from anywhere all you need is a device with an Internet connection.

    That’s important because there’s a shift going on from office-based work to working on the move. This shift is reflected in computer hardware sales: in 2015 about 270 million desktop and laptop computers will be sold, compared to 325 million tablets and almost 2 billion smartphones.

    That makes the cloud a very good place to run business software like customer relationship management (CRM) applications software that users need to access reliably at any time, wherever they are, and on any device.

    I don t need a hard disk in my computer if I can get to the server faster carrying around these non- connected computers is byzantine by comparison.

    Steve Jobs, 1997

    History of Cloud Computing

    The Internet has its roots in the 1960s, but it wasn’t until the early 1990s that it had any relevance for businesses. The World Wide Web was born in 1991, and in 1993 a web browser called Mosaic was released that allowed users to view web pages that included graphics as well as text. This heralded the first company web sites and not surprisingly, most of these belonged to companies involved in computing and technology.

    As Internet connections got faster and more reliable, a new type of company called an Application Service Provider or ASP started to appear. ASPs took existing business applications and ran them for their customers. The ASP would buy the computing hardware and keeping the application running, and the customer would pay a monthly fee to access it over the Internet.

    But it wasn’t until right at the end of the 1990s that cloud computing as we know it today appeared. That’s when introduced its own multi-tenant application which was specifically designed:

    • to run in the cloud ;
    • to be accessed over the Internet from a web browser;
    • to be used by large numbers of customers simultaneously at low cost.

    Since then the cloud has grown and grown: in 2013 worldwide spending on cloud servicets ran to an estimated $47 billion. And that’s set to more than double to over $108 billion by 2017 as companies invest in cloud services as the foundation for new, competitive offerings.

    How cloud computing works

    With a cloud app, you just open a browser, log in, and start working.

    That means a field sales representative using cloud-based CRM can get all the information they need from their mobile device. Contact notes can be updated in real time so they are always fresh and complete and available to others no more waiting to get back to the office to type it in. And sales managers know exactly which deals will close and when, from their desktop machines in their offices, or their tablets or phones when they are out and about.

    And this all happens without any hardware to buy and manage, or software to install and update. That’s because the hardware and software required is all the responsibility of the cloud company that runs the app. Companies such as have years of experience managing their cloud infrastructure and making sure that it’s secure and reliable so that you don’t have to.

    You can run all kinds of apps in the cloud:

    • Create and collaborate on documents and spreadsheets with Google Apps for Business;
    • Video conference with your colleagues on Skype;
    • Manage your Sales Customer Service functions, alongside other key business processes on App Cloud.

    You can even build your own social, mobile and real-time employee apps and run them in the cloud. The latest innovations in cloud computing are making business applications even more mobile and collaborative.

    If you’re a Facebook or Twitter user you’ve probably come to expect relevant information pushed to you in real time; business applications like Sales Cloud are heading in that direction as well.

    Need help? Ask a question on an enterprise social network like Salesforce Chatter and others in the company can jump in with the information you’re after.

    Social CRM in the cloud

    If you’re a Facebook or Twitter user you’ve probably come to expect relevant information pushed to you in real time; business applications like Sales Cloud are heading in that direction as well.

    Need help? Ask a question on Salesforce’s Chatter enterprise social network and others in the company can jump in with the information you’re after.

    Who uses the cloud?

    Without the cloud, life would be very different. It’s become so integral to our everyday lives that most people use it without even realising. In fact for many people life without the cloud would be unthinkable: without it there would be no Facebook, no Twitter, no Gmail, and no Spotify.

    The cloud has transformed the business landscape too. Today millions of organisations around the world rely on cloud services for everything from document creation and backup to social CRM and accounts, and just about every application imaginable in between:

    • Companies with over 25,000 employees use an average of 545 cloud apps or services;
    • Over 1.2 billion people around the world use Facebook;
    • Over half of all Internet users rely on cloud-based email services like Gmail and Yahoo! Mail to send and receive their messages.

    What’s so great about the cloud?

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    Get to know a cloud you can build on
    – with StarHub Cloud.

    The StarHub Cloud platform allows organisations like yours to take advantage of our trusted network, data centres and security capabilities. By using our compute, storage and network, you can focus on meeting business needs and driving value instead of managing your infrastructure services.

    Our scalable platform allows you to host web applications and software developments in a more efficient and cost-effective way. So your developers can take on new, more ambitious projects and lead innovation.

    Our full suite of managed cloud services, from customisation to operational management, enable a powerful virtualised environment that evolves with your demands – without refreshing or decommissioning technologies.

    We cater to Singapore-based businesses with our transparent pricing and a redundant platform. We also ensure your data is stored (and protected) in Singapore. And our powerful cloud management portal provides tools you need to manage your public clouds with ease.

    The cloud you were promised is finally here, offering Virtual Private, Hybrid and Dedicated Private Cloud services. Choose yours:

    Virtual Private Cloud

    Get compute, storage, security, networking and security services and 24×7 support on an Enterprise SLA – starting from 99.97% for a single site. And manage your virtual hosts via our easy to manage self-service portal.

    Hybrid Cloud

    Leverage the cloud services you need with our hybrid solutions and tools – all from a single portal. Take advantage of our cloud exchange, which allows you to integrate our cloud network with your on-premise and public environments.

    Dedicated Private Cloud

    Use our integrated foundation to create, deploy and scale a secure and reliable, high-performance private cloud that meets your unique business and IT needs. A Central Management Console gives you added self-service, policy-driven orchestration and reporting capabilities.


    We excel in core, enterprise-grade connectivity services, providing dedicated connecitivity to the data centre, customer premises and the cloud. (The type of connectivity can vary from a MPLS-based Switched Ethernet to a Leased Line service.) And because our data centre is located in Singapore, you can count on low latency.


    StarHub’s suite of security solutions protect your people and all your business data across their complete end-to-end working journeys – on everything from the network and web to mobile devices and the cloud.

    Data Centre

    Our cloud platform is part of an ecosystem, at the heart of which sits our Data Centre. Based in Singapore and featuring dual redundancy, our data centre offers traditional colocation services and empowering cloud service capabilities.

    Customer Data

    Keep your data where it belongs – with cloud-hosted data staying securely within Singapore. Most other providers don’t offer the same level of certainty, where the data hosting location is often outsourced to another country or not even known to the customer.

    Managed Services

    We offer full end-to-end services to help you migrate or extend to cloud services. Pre-sale, we can provide technical consultants, solutions sales specialists and bid managers to help you evaluate and propose the right solution for your business. Fulfilment is made easy with project managers, technical delivery architects and engineers on hand to assist service management, delivery and activation. And post-sale/set-up, support continues with service and operations managers, a 24×7 helpdesk, fault escalation and change management.

    Public cloud computing vendors: A look at strengths, weaknesses, big picture #public #cloud #computing #providers


    Public cloud computing vendors: A look at strengths, weaknesses, big picture

    Public cloud vendors are establishing unique characteristics that indicate the market won’t be a zero-sum game that’ll support multiple players.

    Cowen Co. conducted a survey of 314 public cloud customers and found Amazon Web Services is the top dog with Microsoft Azure a strong No. 2. Meanwhile, IBM and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), which is grabbing more workloads, are above average in quality of IT support.

    That IT support rating could be a weapon against AWS, which had support rated as a weakness. Here are the moving parts on cloud computing strengths and weaknesses:

    According to Cowen those ratings by factor indicate that companies are going to mix and match providers. Cowen analysts John Blackledge and Gregg Moskowitz noted:

    Respondents made clearer distinctions among the cloud vendors when asked about their competitive weaknesses, though their complaints showed less dispersion. For instance, GCP and Rackspace were most frequently criticized for available features, while IBM SoftLayer and Azure were viewed unfavorably in terms of cost, and VMware for generally poor APIs. The most notable area of competitive weakness was in quality of IT support, where AWS was identified far more frequently than its peers.

    The big takeaway is that the public cloud market won’t have one clear winner. Cowen found that the public cloud customer is using 2.86 of the six service providers asked about in its survey. In addition, 52 percent of customers were planning to use an additional public cloud vendor.

    CTS Companies – Michigan Voice Data and Video Services #data #protection #and #disaster #recovery, #cloud #hosting #and #backup, #telephone #systems #and #voip #solutions, #it #management #and #lan #installation


    Disaster Recovery

    IT Service Solutions

    Voice VOIP Solutions

    Cloud Services

    When it comes to outstanding technology services, you don’t need to be the biggest to get the best.

    For over 35 years, CTS has helped emerging companies leverage technology to achieve outstanding business results. We began by providing premium-quality business phone products and services to companies throughout Michigan. As technology changed, we did too.

    We made it our job to anticipate technology trends and changing business needs—and to help companies meet those needs head on by providing outstanding service, unmatched expertise, and quality products at highly competitive prices.

    Of course, we still offer best-of-breed voice and VOIP solutions – but we deliver much more. Cloud-based computing and backup services. Outstanding data protection and disaster recovery. Versatile, reliable, and stable networking. Expert managed and cosourced IT services. Most importantly, we deliver knowledge.

    We understand our business, and we make it a point to thoroughly understand yours. The way we see it, it’s not our job to sell technology – it’s to deliver measurable value. To provide solutions that make your company faster, more nimble, more stable, and more profitable. To take the hassle out of voice, data, and IT management, letting you concentrate on running your company and serving your customers. To be your trusted ally as you move through tomorrow’s changing technology landscape.

    CTS: We’re more than just a technology solutions provider. We’re your competitive edge.

    Enterprise-Grade Voice and IT Service
    for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses.

    Sales Cloud: Sales Force Automation Tools #cloud #software


    CRM. Salesforce CRM fosters better customer relationships, helping you save money and increase profits.

    Sales Forecasting. Sales forecasting and analytics are some of the many powerful features that Salesforce CRM offers.

    Sales Tracking Software. Robust sales tracking features help you analyze sales pipelines, perform win-loss analyses, and more.

    Multi-channel Support. Deliver support through multiple channels-phone, email, live chat, social media, and many more with Service Cloud.

    Sales Content Management. Make sure your reps have easy access to winning sales materials, right within your SFA application.

    Salesforce Reviews. Read honest reviews from real Salesforce customers.

    Sales Contact Management. Salesforce CRM gives your entire company a 360-degree view of each of your customers with online contact management.

    Marketing Automation. Build intelligent, data-driven programs that generate new leads and speed up your sales cycle.

    Sales Lead Management. Never lose a lead again. Online lead capture, lead qualification and tracking, and more with SFA.

    CRM Software Review. Read why thousands continue to choose Salesforce for their CRM needs.

    Marketing Automation. Automate your marketing and sales engagement to generate more leads, close more deals, and better measure marketing success.

    Enhance Customer Interactions. Identify trends and opportunities to maximize every customer interaction with

    Tally on Cloud #tally #online, #online #tally, #tally #erp #9 #online, #online #tally #software, #tally #erp #online, #online #tally #erp #9, #tally #accounting #online, #tally #erp #on #cloud, #tally #on #cloud #computing, #tally #cloud #based, #tally #cloud, #tally #erp #cloud, #tally #erp #on #cloud, #tally #erp #9 #cloud, #tally #accounting #online, #tally #cloud #server, #tally #cloud #computing, #tally #on #cloud #computing, #tally #cloud #based, #tally #cloud #erp, #tally #cloud #solutions, #tally #data #on #cloud, #tally #erp #9 #multi #location, #tally #for #cloud, #tally #multi #location, #tally #remote #access, #host #tally #on #cloud, #tally #cloud #hosting, #tally #for #branch #office, #tally #hosting, #tally #in #data #center, #tally #on #data #center, #tally #on #internet, #tally #accounting #on #cloud, #tally #software #on #cloud, #tally #accounting #on #cloud, #tally #software #on #cloud, #tally #on #cloud, #tally #cloud #server, #tally #on #cloud, #tally #erp #on #cloud, #tally #cloud #computing, #tally #erp #cloud, #tally #erp #9 #cloud, #tally #remote #access, #tally #erp #9 #remote #access, #remote #access #in #tally #erp #9, #tally #erp #remote #access, #tally #remote #access #setup, #cloud #accounting #software #india, #cloud #accounting #india, #cloud #based #accounting #software #india, #cloud #based #accounting #software #in #india, #tally #on #remote #desktop, #tally #from #anywhere, #cloud #tally, #online #accounting #software,


    SpectraCloud brings you Tally On Cloud. Run TallyERP9 from Cloud anywhere, anytime, any OS, any device

    No need of Local Servers, Zero Maintenance cost, No license cost

    Introducing TallyOnline – an innovative solution from the pioneers of the remote computing, data center & thin clients. Liberate yourself from the hassles of buying, managing and upgrading servers and desktops. Use TallyOnline to run Tally & other office applications; anytime, anywhere using any device.

    Your Tally and data is securely hosted on our servers. Tally can be accessed from any device that supports HTML5, Java, or RDP protocol. What’s more, You can use your local printer to print the invoices / ledgers, etc. You can use your local disk to export or synchronize your Tally data. From single user to multiple users, the data is accessible securely within your company / group.

    We understand that keeping your financial / accounting data on the remote server is a very sensitive decision. That is the reason, we have kept data security as our topmost priority. In fact, keeping the data on remote & managed servers is more secure than keeping the server in your premises. Every Tally / user instance works in it’s own work-area which makes it very secure.

    Having an experience of 10+ years in remote computing, server setup & data center operations; deployed more than 60000 users; we know what the customer requires



    Hosted on Tier III & IV Data Centers, running on Genuine Windows Server 2012 platform, and available through multiple protocols – RDP, JAVA, HTML5. Access your Tally from Any OS & Any device.


    You may use Thin Clients, Desktops, Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS anything, It simply works perfect. An Ideal solution for Multi Office / Multi Branch business setup.

    Firewalled networks, Encrypted Data Flow, Dedicated IP Addresses for every instance / customer. A highly secured infrastructure for you to be relaxed about your Tally & Data.


    Hosted on World Class SpectraCloud infrastructure with 99.9% uptime. Your TallyERP is up & running 24/7; securely available wherever you are. You may also shut down or power on your server any time from our management portal. You are in full control.

    Upgradation of Users / Resources is as easy as you can think. You may require more users as your company grows. Just give us a call and we will upgrade your plan as per your requirement. Scalability is just a call away.

    Thanks to AppAnywhere Universal Printing. You can create Invoices, Ledgers, etc. in TallyERP running on Cloud; and print it on your local printer, connected to your PC in your office. No printer drivers required, supports all the printers.


    Import, Export or Backup your TallyERP data to your local disk at your office. As a security feature you can control access to local disks available to your users. JJust drag and drop the files from/to your local computer & server. It’s very easy to operate as you are already familiar with the Windows environment.

    Shutdown, Start, Restart your Server / Instance, anytime using our SpectraCloud Control panel (On browser).

    Flexible plans according to your requirements – based on your number of users. You can pay monthly, quarterly or even yearly. No signup fee.

    The Protocols and Technology used in AppAnywhere that is powering TallyERP on Cloud is fine-tuned and optimized for remote performance even on low bandwidth. You can connect using any CDMA 1X or higher network, 3G / 4G, or any Broadband. It simply works perfect!!


    You may require applications like Kingsoft Office, Open Office. These applications can be made available at no extra cost. For Microsoft Office, extra charges may apply.

    Backup Space is provided on the NAS at the data center wherein you can take regular manual or automated backups of your TallyERP or Files. Our team will help you in setting it up.

    Use your Tally Licenses, Customized TDL/TCP on our infrastructure. Our support team will help you in setting it up.



    What Is On-Premises? Webopedia Definition #on-premises, #on-prem, #on #premise, #on-premises #definition, #data #center, #enterprise, #on #premises, #hosted, #cloud,webopedia, #define, #glossary, #dictionary



    Related Terms

    On-premises is the software and technology that is located within the physical confines of an enterprise often in the company’s data center as opposed to running remotely on hosted servers or in the cloud .

    By installing and running software on hardware located within the premises of the company, internet technology (IT) staff has physical access to the data and can directly control the configuration, management and security of the computing infrastructure and data.

    On-Premises vs. SaaS and Cloud Solutions

    Also referred to as “on-prem” or on-premise, on-premises software is the more traditional method for working with enterprise software, and typically requires a software license for each server and/or end user that will be working with the software.

    On the other end of the spectrum are hosted services for managing data and public cloud solutions, where third parties are responsible for managing and securing the infrastructure that houses the data stored on their servers.

    These software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud computing alternatives to on-premises software are frequently considered for their potential cost savings that result from reduced expenses related to staffing, power consumption, maintenance and security.

    Hybrid Solutions

    A third option that has become more popular in recent years are hybrid solutions like Microsoft s Azure Stack that enable enterprises to run some workloads and applications on-premises while utilizing the cloud for other workloads.

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    Cloud Spanner #cloud #scalability


    Cloud Spanner

    No-Compromise Relational Database Service

    Cloud Spanner is the world’s first fully managed relational database service to offer both strong consistency and horizontal scalability for mission-critical online transaction processing (OLTP) applications. With Cloud Spanner you enjoy all the traditional benefits of a relational database; but unlike any other relational database service, Cloud Spanner scales horizontally to hundreds or thousands of servers to handle the biggest transactional workloads.

    Customers across industries use Cloud Spanner for mission-critical use cases including:

    • Powering customer authentication and provisioning for multi-national businesses
    • Building consistent systems for transactions and inventory management in the financial services and retail industries
    • Supporting high-volume systems that require low latency and high throughput in the advertising and media industries

    Cloud Spanner: The best of the relational and NoSQL worlds

    Rely on Strong Consistency, Scale, and Performance

    Never trade off between scale and consistency again. Cloud Spanner scales horizontally within regions (expanding to cross-region replication later in 2017), and serves data with single-digit millisecond latencies. while maintaining transactional consistency and up to 99.999% (five 9s) availability. Scale out your RDBMS solutions without complex sharding or clustering.

    Expect Familiar Relational Semantics

    Cloud Spanner provides important functionality you’d expect from a relational database, including ACID transactions, relational schemas (and schema changes without downtime), and SQL (ANSI 2011) queries.

    Maximize Business Uptime

    Global, automatic, synchronous replication with low latency ensures your data is highly available and consistent. Battle tested by Google’s own mission-critical applications and services, Spanner powers Google’s $80 billion business.

    Focus On Your Application, Not Infrastructure

    Use your IT resources to focus on your application logic instead of spending valuable time managing hardware and software. Fully managed and built for the cloud, Cloud Spanner’s automatic sharding and synchronous replication guarantee high availability for applications without the need for you to engineer a complex replication and failover infrastructure.

    Get Comprehensive Security And Control

    Google-grade security includes encryption by default in transit and at rest. granular identity access management. comprehensive audit logging, custom-manufactured hardware, hardware tracking and disposal, and the Google-owned and controlled global network. Learn more about Google Cloud Platform’s comprehensive security architecture.

    Cloud Spanner Features

    The first horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service

    Global Scale Horizontally scalable across regions and data centers, from 1 to hundreds or thousands of nodes. Fully Managed Database management service means replication and maintenance are automatic. Relational Semantics Everything you would expect from a relational database—schemas, ACID transactions, and SQL queries (ANSI 2011). Multi-Language Support Client libraries in Java, Go, Python, and Node.js, with more coming. JDBC driver for connectivity with popular third-party tools. Transactional Consistency Purpose-built for strong, global transactional consistency. Enterprise Grade Security Data-layer encryption, IAM integration for access and controls, and audit logging. Highly Available Whenever, wherever, your data is highly available.

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    Not sure what cloud computing is, or how it can benefit your business? In this article, I’ll introduce you to the cloud, help you interpret the buzzwords, and explain how your business might save time and money using a cloud hosting service such as Windows Azure, Amazon EC2, or Rackspace.

    Discovering the Cloud and Cloud Computing

    People use “cloud” as a buzzword when describing either the Internet or an intranet in association with some type of service or application offering. When you hear the term “public cloud,” think of the Internet; when you hear “private cloud,” think of your company’s intranet. Usually, “cloud” by itself refers to the public cloud.

    The phrase “cloud computing ” refers to Internet or intranet applications and services that you typically access, run, or manage via a Web browser. Such services often don’t require you to install software on your computer.

    Here’s another way to look at it: Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than as a product. Instead of purchasing, installing, and running a program on your local computers, the program runs on the provider’s computers, and you pay a monthly or yearly fee for access.

    You can find three main types of cloud computing service providers.

    • Software as a Service (SaaS) providers, such as Google Docs, Microsoft Office 365, and Salesforce, are services designed for end users. As such, they represent the end result of cloud computing.
    • Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings, such as Windows Azure, are services that IT personnel use in application development and for providing applications (SaaS) and Web hosting to end users. Basically, your IT staff gets remote access to virtual computers hosted at the provider’s data centers. PaaS providers typically offer a managed Windows or Linux operating system, which means that your business can dedicate more resources to development and fewer to configuring and maintaining the OS. The trade-off is that your IT personnel will have less control over the underlying OS.
    • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers, such as Amazon EC2 and Rackspace Cloud Hosting, are similar to PaaS providers, but they usually offer your IT personnel more control over the OS. Although they typically don’t provide automatic OS updates, your business can use the raw infrastructure to develop and deploy applications on pretty much any platform or OS.

    PaaS and IaaS Providers

    I’ll focus on PaaS and IaaS providers here. If you’re familiar with the concept of virtual computing. you might think of these services as providing virtual machines (like VMware or VirtualBox) via the Internet.

    PaaS and IaaS providers supply access to their shared data centers, giving you the reliability, redundancy, and security of a global enterprise data center network. This saves you time and money, because you don’t need to purchase and set up servers from scratch, and you pay only for the resources you consume. These services are particularly cost-effective for short-term projects, but they also deliver scalable, on-demand resources. For instance, within minutes you can double the amount of memory that your website might need to respond to a surge of end users.

    One of the drawbacks of using a cloud computing host is that your data resides on another party’s servers. This arrangement might raise privacy and security issues for companies dealing with sensitive data, but you can mitigate the risk by employing data encryption and choosing a cloud host with security certifications and accreditations.

    Most PaaS and IaaS providers offer per-hour pricing for each instance, role, or server. Each of these is, in essence, a separate virtual computer on which you can run one, a few, or even hundreds of applications.

    Windows Azure

    The PaaS platform Windows Azure can supply and manage the operating system, which is great if your applications don’t require a specialized OS. You can concentrate on building, deploying, and managing cloud applications without worrying about OS updates and patches.

    Windows Azure offers three main roles, or OS choices.

    • Web role: This Windows Azure-supplied OS, preloaded with Internet Information Services 7, permits the development of applications using Web technologies such as ASP.NET, PHP, and Node.js.
    • Worker role: This Windows Azure-supplied OS can run arbitrary code or host any type of application (including Apache Tomcat and Java Virtual Machines), and you can use it in conjunction with a Web role.
    • Virtual Machine role: You, the customer, supply the OS by uploading a Windows Server 2008 R2 (Enterprise or Standard) VHD image. Unlike with the Web and Worker roles, with this role (currently in beta) you’re responsible for keeping the OS up-to-date.

    You can use any language, framework, or tool to build applications on Windows Azure. Features and services are exposed through REST (Representational State Transfer) protocols. The Windows Azure client libraries are available for multiple programming languages, and are released under an open-source license. They are hosted on GitHub.

    Microsoft offers a three-month free trial of Windows Azure that includes the company’s Small Compute instance and other resources sufficient for IT personnel to test and become familiar with Windows Azure. Like other cloud hosts, Microsoft has a pay-as-you-go pricing scheme, a per-hour cost for each role when deployed. You can estimate your monthly bill using the company’s calculator.

    Microsoft’s service level agreement guarantees 99.95 percent uptime for its compute services when you have at least two instances of a role running.

    SQL Azure provides a scalable relational cloud database service built on SQL Server technologies that Windows Azure applications or your on-premises applications can use. It supports exporting and ongoing synchronization with your on-premises databases. You can pay as you go, or make a six-month commitment for reduced pricing; in either case, you can purchase this feature independently or along with other Windows Azure platform products.

    Microsoft’s cloud storage lets you store structured or unstructured data for use with your Windows Azure applications or other applications via REST and managed APIs. You can also mount storage as virtual hard drives inside your Windows Azure applications by using the Windows Azure Drive feature, and you can move your virtual hard drives between private and public clouds. Microsoft offers pay-as-you-go pricing for Windows Azure Storage and Windows Azure Drive.

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    Clouds are more secure than traditional IT systems – and here s why #is #the #cloud #secure


    Clouds are more secure than traditional IT systems — and here’s why

    I speak to many in traditional IT that I call the folded arms gang. These are IT executives who need to address the use of cloud computing — typically because the CEO or their board of directors is demanding it — but feel that cloud computing still has too many shortcomings. They want to hear about cloud computing, but they don’t believe in its use.

    The good news is that the folded arms gang has lost many members as cloud computing proves its value. However, the argument around security and privacy issues in the cloud still comes up often. While there is a certain amount of emotion, and sometimes politics, at play, you must educate those in enterprise IT around the real issues and the real risks. Indeed, I’ve been finding that clouds are more secure than traditional systems, generally speaking.

    Control does not mean security.

    According to Alert Logic’s Fall 2012 State of Cloud Security Report, the variations in threat activity are not as important as where the infrastructure is located. Anything that can be possibly accessed from outside — whether enterprise or cloud — has equal chances of being attacked, because attacks are opportunistic in nature.

    The report further finds that Web application-based attacks hit both service provider environments (53% of organizations) and on-premises environments (44%). However, on-premises environment users or customers actually suffer more incidents than those of service provider environments. On-premises environment users experience an average of 61.4 attacks, while service provider environment customers averaged only 27.8. On-premises environment users also suffered significantly more brute force attacks compared to their counterparts.

    Clearly, there are myths that cloud computing is inherently less secure than traditional approaches. The paranoia is due largely to the fact that the approach itself feels insecure, with your data stored on servers and systems you don’t own or control.

    However, control does not mean security. As we’ve discovered in this report, and in incidences over the last several years, the physical location of your data matters less than the means of access. This is the case for both cloud-based systems and traditional enterprise computing. Moreover, those who build cloud-based platforms for enterprises typically focus more on security and governance than those who build systems that will exist inside firewalls.

    Systems built without the same rigor around security won’t be as secure, whether they are cloud or not. So, the best practice here is to focus on a well-defined and executed security strategy with the right enabling technology. Don’t focus as much on the platform.

    The guidance I typically provide includes three steps:

    1. Understand your security and governance requirements for a specific system and/or data store. Many of those who deploy security around cloud or traditional systems don’t understand what problems they are attempting to solve. You need to define those up front.
    2. Understand that controlling access is much more important than the location of the data. Look at how the data is accessed, and look specifically at opportunities to breach. Again, most of the data breaches occur around finding vulnerability, no matter if it’s cloud-based or on-premises .
    3. Finally, vulnerability testing is an absolute necessity, no matter if you’re testing the security of cloud-based or traditional systems. Untested systems are unsecured systems.

    I suspect that we’ll think differently around security and the cloud as we deploy more public cloud-based systems and data stores and the world does not come to an end. However, without the right amount of planning and good technology, cloud-based platforms can become risky. Same goes for your existing enterprise systems. No free lunch here.

    About the author:
    David Dave S. Linthicum is senior vice president of Cloud Technology Partners and an internationally recognized cloud industry expert and thought leader. He is the author and co-author of 13 books on computing, including the best-selling Enterprise Application Integration . Linthicum keynotes at many leading technology conferences on cloud computing, SOA, enterprise application integration and enterprise architecture.

    His latest book is Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise: A Step-by-Step Guide .His industry experienceincludes tenures as chief technology officer and CEO of several successful software companies and upper-level management positions in Fortune 100 companies. In addition, he was an associate professor of computer science for eight years and continues to lecture at major technical colleges and universities, including the University of Virginia, Arizona State University and the University of Wisconsin.

    This was last published in January 2014

    QuestCloudSolutionsLtd – 16 May 2014 3:49 AM

    Excellent article, reflects so much of what we’ve said before and what we try to explain to potential clients. It’s frustrating when you come up against the “folded arms gang”, knowing that no matter how much you explain the increased security, resilience, and redundancy of a Cloud platform, they will still not go for it, even in the face of evidence like you’ve got here. The good news is, times are changing! Thanks, Ryan

    tlove21 – 20 Feb 2017 3:26 PM

    I call the “folded arms gang”. Control freaks. You will never break them ever, stuck in facets of time where innovation does not exist.

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    Cloud storage is a service model in which data is maintained, managed, backed up remotely and made available to users over a network (typically the Internet ). Users generally pay for their cloud data storage on a per-consumption, monthly rate. Although the per-gigabyte cost has been radically driven down, cloud storage providers have added operating expenses that can make the technology more expensive than users bargained for. Cloud security continues to be a concern among users. Providers have tried to deal with those fears by building security capabilities, such as encryption and authentication. into their services.

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    There are three main cloud-based storage architecture models: public, private and hybrid.

    Public cloud storage services provide a multi-tenant storage environment that is most suited for unstructured data. Data is stored in global data centers with storage data spread across multiple regions or continents. Customers generally pay on a per-use basis similar to the utility payment model. This market sector is dominated by Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3 ), Amazon Glacier for cold storage. Google Cloud Storage. Google Cloud Storage Nearline for cold data and Microsoft Azure .

    Private cloud. or on-premises, storage services provide a dedicated environment protected behind an organization’s firewall. Private clouds are appropriate for users who need customization and more control over their data.

    Hybrid cloud is a mix of private cloud and third-party public cloud services with orchestration between the platforms for management. The model offers businesses flexibility and more data deployment options. An organization might, for example, store actively used and structured data in an on-premises cloud, and unstructured and archival data in a public cloud. In recent years, a greater number of customers have adopted the hybrid cloud model. Despite its benefits, a hybrid cloud presents technical, business and management challenges. For example, private workloads must access and interact with public cloud storage providers, so compatibility and solid network connectivity are very important factors. An enterprise-level cloud storage system should be scalable to suit current needs, accessible from anywhere and application-agnostic .

    George Crump, founder of Storage Switzerland LLC, explains how cloud storage users are using the technology to move beyond simple backups.

    Cloud storage is based on a virtualized infrastructure with accessible interfaces, near-instant elasticity and scalability. multi-tenancy and metered resources. Cloud-based data is stored in logical pools across disparate, commodity servers located on premises or in a data center managed by a third-party cloud provider. Using the RESTful API. an object storage protocol stores a file and its associated metadata as a single object and assigns it an ID number. When content needs to be retrieved, the user presents the ID to the system and the content is assembled with all its metadata, authentication and security.

    In recent years, object storage vendors have added file system functions and capabilities to their object storage software and hardware largely because object storage was not being adopted fast enough. All backup applications use the object storage protocol, which is one of the reasons customers first tried backing up their data to the cloud.

    Common cloud storage use cases

    The most common use cases are cloud backup, disaster recovery and archiving infrequently accessed data. A greater number of customers also use cloud storage services for DevOps as a capital cost-cutting measure. They can just spin up the compute and storage resources for the duration of the project and then spin them down when it ends.

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    The cloud-based storage market is dominated by Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft Azure, but traditional storage vendors like EMC. Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Hitachi Data Systems, IBM and NetApp also operate in the space with products for both enterprise and small business owners that include self-service portals to provision and monitor use.

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    Whether you have years of computing behind you, or you’ve just bought your first laptop or desktop, you’re probably familiar with the need to protect computers from viruses. A virus is a software program that installs itself on your computer and makes undesirable changes to the data on your computer. Though there are rare viruses designed to target offline computers, we’re talking about malicious software (malware) you can pick up from the Internet.

    To prevent malware from attacking your data, you can use antivirus software. One antivirus option is a technology called cloud antivirus. Cloud antivirus software does most of its processing elsewhere on the Internet rather than on your computer’s hard drive. Internet technology like cloud computing has made such innovations both possible and affordable.

    Cloud antivirus software consists of client and Web service components working together. The client is a small program running on your local computer, which scans the system for malware. Full locally installed antivirus applications are notorious resource hogs, but cloud antivirus clients require only a small amount processing power.

    The Web service behind cloud antivirus is software running on one or more servers somewhere on the Internet. The Web service handles most of the data processing so your computer doesn’t have to process and store massive amounts of virus information. At regular intervals, the client will scan your computer for any malware listed in the Web service’s database.

    Here’s a summary of the advantages cloud antivirus has over traditional, locally installed antivirus software:

    • You have access to the latest data about malware within minutes of the cloud antivirus Web service learning about it. There’s no need to continually update your antivirus software to ensure you’re protected from the latest threats.
    • The cloud antivirus client is small, and it requires little processing power as you go on with your day-to-day activities online.
    • It’s free! You can get an impressive level of virus protection from the free versions of cloud antivirus software. You can also purchase upgrades for additional utilities and support, for prices that are competitive with popular local-only antivirus applications.

    Now that you know what cloud antivirus is, let’s look at the features of cloud antivirus software and how you can use them to keep your system clean.

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    Managing primary file storage, backup, archiving, and disaster recovery is complex and costly. For companies with more than one office, this complexity increases exponentially as each office must maintain its own local storage, on-site backup, and often off-site tape backup as well. On top of that, unstructured data is expected to grow 800% over the next five years, requiring you to have to evaluate what you will need in the future and shell out the cash for the capacity well ahead of when you actually need it. Yet most of this data is “cold” — 70% of it hasn’t been touched in 2 months and 90% hasn’t been touched in 6 months. It is clear that the storage status quo model is broken. Cloud storage looks promising but creates performance and manageability issues for enterprise data. So what should you do? What if you could get them both? The performance and features of an enterprise NAS, but the economics of the cloud?

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    Panzura’s Hybrid Cloud NAS gives you cloud economics, fast data performance, and assures that your data is secured and protected. A Hybrid Cloud NAS centralizes your file data in the cloud, while keeping active data cached close to the users on fast flash appliances. In fact it behaves just like a local, Windows filer to users, but is backed by a central cloud data repository and can support hundreds of offices. It’s simpler, faster, and less expensive than deploying primary, backup, and archive storage at each site.

    By using public or private cloud storage as a Hybrid Cloud NAS, you can consolidate and simplify infrastructure significantly. A Hybrid Cloud NAS solution gives you several benefits:

    • Eliminate inefficient local NAS and file servers at each office. Panzura turns your choice of public or private cloud storage into a giant “NAS in the sky” and makes it the authoritative source for all your file data, while files feel like they’re local for every user.
    • No more local backups or cumbersome tapes. Cloud providers like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure have 11 nines of durability and are architected with redundancy to withstand the loss of two datacenters without data interruption, so you can consolidate backup and tape archive operations from multiple sites to the cloud.
    • In-cloud NAS. In addition to deploying Panzura Controllers in your offices, you can also deploy them in the cloud. With support for both Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, Panzura lets you deploy file services in any one of 34 global cloud datacenter locations. This enables applications to run in the cloud or on-premise against the same consistent data. If your office is within 10 milliseconds of a cloud datacenter, you can even eliminate the need to put any file storage infrastructure on-premise whatsoever.
    • Built-in disaster recovery. Panzura uses the cloud as the authoritative data source, letting you consolidate all of your backup and DR under one roof. Since cloud providers use redundant copies of data and multiple data centers to architect system durability into their service, your data is always recoverable. Your data is already stored off-site across multiple sites, so you don’t have to worry about tape backups. Panzura’s snapshots also provide point-in-time recovery for as long as you need it.
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    Tip: Use Microsoft s Authenticator App to Protect Multiple Accounts

    I ve enabled two-step authentication on all of my online accounts that support it because doing so is more secure. But two-step authentication can also be a bit of a pain, and managing multiple accounts adds to the misery. Fortunately, a Microsoft app for Windows Phone 8 that generates codes for the second step of authentication also works with your Google account. And you can enable it to provide authentication codes for multiple accounts.

    Confused? Welcome to the club.

    Back in April, Microsoft announced that it was adding two-step authentication to its Microsoft Account. (Curiously, it has still not added this option to Office 365 .) This functionality, available to Google account holders since 2011, requires you to enter two pieces of information when you access your account. The first is your password, of course. But the second is a special code that is sent to a device you have under your control. This code can be transmitted via a text message, a phone call, or can be generated by something called an authenticator app.

    Microsoft makes an Authenticator app of its own for Windows Phone 8. And I ve been using this app to protect my primary Microsoft account since Microsoft made it available in April. I wrote about adding two-step authentication to your Microsoft account, and using this app, in Enable and Use Two-Step Authentication with Your Microsoft Account. if you need more information.

    But here s the thing. Microsoft s Authenticator app, like other similar apps, can be configured to work with multiple accounts. That means multiple Microsoft accounts, but also any other account types that work to the same security standard. Google is one such account type.

    For the past couple of years, however, I ve been receiving Google verification codes the second part of the two-step authentication process via text message. The reason is simple: Like most people, I configured it in whatever way a few years back and then never reexamined it. And what I didn t understand when Microsoft provided its own two-step authentication and Authenticator app was that you could configure the app to work with multiple accounts.

    And, as is the case with most people, what prompted change was an unexpected event. Working this morning, normally, my phone suddenly buzzed with a new text message. From Google. With a two-step authentication verification code.

    Now, this could mean a number of things, not all of them alarming. But one possibility is that someone actually has my account name and password, and was only stymied in breaking into my account because I had enabled two-step authentication (or, what Google calls 2-step verification). Seeing this, freezing up for a moment, I realized I had better spend at least a few minutes examining the security of my Google account. And while I did make of the expected reactionary changes around my password, recovery options, and so on, I also took the long-overdue step of switching from receiving two-step authentication verification codes via text messages. Now, I use the Authenticator app instead, as I do for my Microsoft accounts.

    As noted before, this app can support multiple accounts. This means that you can add additional Microsoft accounts, which is helpful for those of us with more than one, as well as any additional third-party accounts that use the same system. Google does, but so do services like Dropbox and LastPass.

    Google makes an authenticator app of its own for Android, of course, and for iOS. But I use Windows Phone, so I use Microsoft s Authenticator app.

    To use this app with your Google account, open a web browser and navigate to Google Accounts. After logging in, navigate to Security and then click Edit next to 2-Step Verification. On the Verification Codes tab, choose the app (not SMS/Voice) option and then pick Android from the list. (It doesn t matter which phone type you choose.)

    On your Windows Phone, open Authenticator and tap the Add ( + ) button on the app bar at the bottom of the screen to add an account. Then, tap the Camera button at the bottom and scan the QR code that Google is displaying on your PC s web browser. This will configure your Google account to use Authenticator to generate codes for two-step authentication.

    Now, when you re prompted to enter a verification code by Google, you can use the code generated by the Authenticator app.

    And while you re at it, be sure to add any other accounts that support this feature to the Authenticator app as well. Then go forth and be secure.

    App Passwords are just for anything that doesn’t know how to ask you for your second step security code, like you discovered with Outlook. I don’t know that it’s possible to list what requires that, as it’s a moving target, but I do know that most mail clients do, and programs with custom login fields (Such as the SkyDrive iOS app, one of Microsoft’s own programs) instead of a web view login, tend to need an App Password.

    As Paul mentions, just trying your normal password in the program you are signing into should let you know whether or not you need to use them.

    I’d like to see the Xbox One authenticate with the app instead of the app password, or at least revamp the app-password system to where I can see a list of all the app passwords that have been used and what they were connected to. Sometimes I just want to de-authenticate one Xbox 360 instead of EVERYTHING that uses the app passwords. I like that Windows 8.1 supports the authentication app/code.

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